Mulberry School

Independent, parent-cooperative school for children ages 2 to 3rd grade.
Nurturing the innate love of learning since 1971.

Mulberry School
1101 Douglas
Normal, IL 61761

Call: (309) 862-0510
Fax: (309) 862-0582

It’s been the best decision we’ve made regarding our children.
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Welcome to Mulberry School

Welcome The Mulberry School is an independent, private, non-profit school that provides children with the opportunity to learn in an environment that values curiosity and natural development. We work to "nurture the innate love of learning" by teaching children how, as opposed to what, to learn.

Serving the Bloomington-Normal community since 1971, Mulberry School is a cooperative institution where parents have the opportunity to participate in nearly every aspect of the school. It is this support and input that allows us to provide a unique learning experience for our students.

2014-15 CLASSES

Two for Two's
Preschool (3, 4, 5 year olds)
Multi-Age (1st, 2nd, 3rd grades)

Please view our Enrollment page for complete class listings.


  • Please note our early dismissal hours for the first week of school. August 20: 9-11:30 for all classes but Ms. Kim’s morning class will meet 9-10 and afternoon class will meet 10:30-11:30. August 21: 9-1 for all classes and all day children will each lunch. Ms. Kim’s morning class will meet 9-10:30 AM and afternoon from 11:30-1. August 22: Dismissal at 1:00 and all day children will eat lunch so please send a packed lunch. We're looking forward to a great first week!
  • Back to School Night will be Thursday, August 21 at 6PM at Mulberry School.
  • Our regular schedule will begin August 25 with a full school day. Before & after care will be available.
  • The School Supply List and School Calendar have been posted in the Parent Section for the upcoming school year.

Mulberry School Welcomes New Academic Director

August 8, 2014

carolPlease join us in welcoming our new Academic Director, Carol Weisheit!

Carol brings a wealth of experience, expertise, and passion for teaching young children. She most recently served as the acting director of the ISU Childcare Center. Carol is the president-elect of the Illinois-chapter of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and a highly-regarded practitioner in the early childhood field in Illinois and beyond.

Here is the Pantagraph article published regarding our new Academic Director and enrollment for the upcoming school year. For a complete list of Mulberry’s staff, please visit our Teachers and Staff page.

The Mulberry community is thrilled to welcome Carol to Mulberry School!

Job Opening: B&A School Supervisor

July 24, 2014

Mulberry School is hiring a Before and After School Care Supervisor for the 2014-15 school year.

For complete job details and responsibilities, please visit the Job Openings page.

More information about our Before and After Care program can be found here.

Superhero Sprint 2014

April 26, 2014

Thank you to everyone who volunteered and participated in the annual Mulberry School Superhero Sprint 5K Run/Walk! We enjoyed seeing all of the creative costumes and happy faces coming out to support Mulberry School on a beautiful spring morning!

Race Results

Plc     Name                    Gender/Age      Time

1       James Whitlow  M 30-39 19:20

2       Brad Horton             M 40-49 20:01

3       Erin Furimsky   F 30-39 21:50

4       Nigen Keen              M 50-59 22:00

5       Amber Geiser    F 30-39 26:49

6       Nicolas Canchola        M 40-49 27:27

7       Todd Isaacson   M 40-49 27:34

8       Ryan Rinchiuso  F 30-39 28:10

9       Brittany Maubah F 20-29 28:48

10      Jeremy Maubah   8 20-29 28:49

11      Ronald Bligh            M 50-59 30:32

12      Sarah Brandt            F 30-39 30:46

13      Brie Weaver             F 30-39 31:34

14      Doug Sheppelman M 50-59 31:42

15      Joshua Delgadillo       M 13-19 31:58

16      Tyler Lotz              M 30-39 32:18

17      Justin Kelley           M 30-39 32:29

18      Susan Eyres             F 30-39 33:18

19      Pena Flaubert   M 30-39 33:42

20      Nicolas Canchola        M 13-19 33:55

21      Rob Hempel              M 13-19 34:51

22      Brianna Nord    F 30-39 35:18

23      Jenny Madison   F 40-49 36:07

24      Laurie Lamberti F 40-49 36:07

25      Jane Chamberlain        F 50-59 36:12

26      Carrie Wood             F 30-39 38:03

27      Ahmbrea Coleman F 20-29 38:10

28      Mary Laws               F 50-59 39:11

29      Katie Laws              F 20-29 39:12

30      Hans Fritzen            M 0-12  41:24

31      Piper Brintnall F 30-39 41:35

32      Heather Johnson F 20-29 42:30

33      Ronald Bligh            F 50-59 44:15

34      Sheila Snyder   F 40-49 47:32

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